The Root of Addictive Behavior 

The Root of Addictive Behavior 

I’ve worked with several clients with addiction, and here’s what hypnosis for addiction typically looks like.  The principle with addiction is that we pursue it to provide temporary relief from some other discomfort.  Life sucks, we do something that makes...
What is Regression Hypnosis?

What is Regression Hypnosis?

There are different types of hypnosis. One of the most common types involves transmitting new suggestions to the client. In this case, as a client, you are quite passive, and the hypnotist works to embed new ways of behavior into your subconscious, for example, that...
What is CPTSD?

What is CPTSD?

We know a single traumatic event can already result in PTSD showing symptoms like anger, depression, and anxiety.  If you take a single traumatic event and multiply it, or have prolonged exposure to a traumatic experience- it can result in CPTSD, or Complex Post...
A Tip for Over Achievers and A-Types:

A Tip for Over Achievers and A-Types:

There are two types of people in this world. Those who do too much, and feel like they haven’t done enough…and those who haven’t done enough, but don’t seem to care.      If you are worried about not getting enough done, chances are...
 Life Hack for Empaths

 Life Hack for Empaths

As an empath, this is one principle that I wish I had learned earlier:  Experiencing other people’s pain or suffering can be disheartening, and if you’re highly sensitive you’re constantly coming into contact with it.  It can be very disempowering as it...
Is Hypnosis Real?

Is Hypnosis Real?

Hypnosis is so powerful that it can make you actually doubt that what you’re seeing is real. Often our first exposure to hypnosis is through seeing stage hypnosis shows where people get convinced of truly incredible things – that the hypnotist is...
Three signs that Someone is in a Trance

Three signs that Someone is in a Trance

In other hypnosis modalities, the client typically plays a very passive role. At Hishtalmoot, we have full conversations with our clients during a session. This can seem like it’s just another therapy session. However, are some clues and signs that someone is actually...
Is Hishtalmoot Right for You?

Is Hishtalmoot Right for You?

I believe hypnotherapy is something that everyone should try. Especially if you’re curious of fascinated by hypnosis, I take this as a sign that there’s a part of you that could really benefit from the experience. I have noticed some traits that many of my...
The Long-Term Benefits of Hishtalmoot

The Long-Term Benefits of Hishtalmoot

My goal in working with clients is not just the insights and progress gained in that session. Those alone can be transformational, for more quickly than conventional therapy, but my mission is to always empower clients to heal themselves. The goal is to not need me....
Find Yourself a Mother

Find Yourself a Mother

My mother will always fall very short of what I want, need and deserved her to be. I am working on coming to terms with this, alongside the understanding that she does wish she could be better. This desire, this staring her flaws in the face and being pained by them,...
No Leaps of Faith

No Leaps of Faith

Two of my heroes, who greatly influenced my methodologies and even the name of this brand itself, have not had the impact they deserved to have. I am not making judgements about their happiness, or about them fulfilling their potential. But I think what they have to...
The Only Way Out is Through

The Only Way Out is Through

We spend so much of our life avoiding discomfort. And it’s fair, because there is always a level of discomfort that is unbearable, and there were times in your life – particularly your childhood – where avoiding discomfort was the best thing you could do to survive....
The Heart of Darkness

The Heart of Darkness

The foundational point upon which my practice is founded upon, is that life is suffering. This is a basic buddhist idea, one that states that being born guarantees suffering. It starts with the pain of being shoved through a much too small hole, and continues to...
The Best Nature in Hamilton, Ontario

The Best Nature in Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton, Ontario is famous for its waterfalls, parks, and greenery. As a hypnotherapist and meditator living in the city, I often find that even a quick walk through the forest clears my head and allows me to connect back to myself. Connecting with nature is one of...
Hypnosis for Religious Trauma

Hypnosis for Religious Trauma

As a former ordained Orthodox Rabbi and ex-religious Jew, I know firsthand what Religious Trauma looks like. (In fact, parts of this site still bear testament to the time when I was devoutly religious and taught Jewish meditation; I have a policy to not delete content...